A bill to amend section 242 of title 18, United States Code, to include the use of chokeholds and carotid holds as a deprivation of rights and as a punishment, pain, or penalty, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for New York. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 4, 2021
Length: 2 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced on February 4, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
Jun 4, 2020
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 3895 (116th).
Feb 4, 2021
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S. 244 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 244. This is the one from the 117th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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